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PHOTOS: The Bridges House

  • David Laurent, of D.R. Dimes & Company, moves a mattress into the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord, as the end of renovations near for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25. Contractors and designers were putting finishing touches on their projects on Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2012.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    David Laurent, of D.R. Dimes & Company, moves a mattress into the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord, as the end of renovations near for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25. Contractors and designers were putting finishing touches on their projects on Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2012.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Great Room, formerly called The Mount Washington Room, was decorated by Julia E. Dias. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    The Great Room, formerly called The Mount Washington Room, was decorated by Julia E. Dias. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Renee Rucci of Renee Rucci Design in Atkinson, works to clean up the nursery, a room she was commisioned to decorate, at the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord. Contractors and designers made finishing touches of renovations for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Renee Rucci of Renee Rucci Design in Atkinson, works to clean up the nursery, a room she was commisioned to decorate, at the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord. Contractors and designers made finishing touches of renovations for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Window treatment in The Master Bedroom.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Window treatment in The Master Bedroom.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • One of the first-floor powder rooms designed by Cheryl Tufts. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    One of the first-floor powder rooms designed by Cheryl Tufts. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Library was designed by Sue Bartlett while using existing wood shelves and paneling from Spanish cabinetmaker, Alejandro de la Cruz. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    The Library was designed by Sue Bartlett while using existing wood shelves and paneling from Spanish cabinetmaker, Alejandro de la Cruz. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Library Powder Room was designed by Allison Karanasios and Cynthia Shreeve. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    The Library Powder Room was designed by Allison Karanasios and Cynthia Shreeve. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The Master Bedroom was designed by Cindy McLaughlin. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    The Master Bedroom was designed by Cindy McLaughlin. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • David Laurent, of D.R. Dimes & Company, moves a mattress into the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord, as the end of renovations near for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25. Contractors and designers were putting finishing touches on their projects on Wednesday afternoon, November 7, 2012.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • The Great Room, formerly called The Mount Washington Room, was decorated by Julia E. Dias. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Renee Rucci of Renee Rucci Design in Atkinson, works to clean up the nursery, a room she was commisioned to decorate, at the Bridges House, an official governor's residence on Mountain Road in Concord. Contractors and designers made finishing touches of renovations for the Designers Show House opening from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Window treatment in The Master Bedroom.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • One of the first-floor powder rooms designed by Cheryl Tufts. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • The Library was designed by Sue Bartlett while using existing wood shelves and paneling from Spanish cabinetmaker, Alejandro de la Cruz. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • The Library Powder Room was designed by Allison Karanasios and Cynthia Shreeve. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • The Master Bedroom was designed by Cindy McLaughlin. Following renovations, the Bridges House, which was donated by Senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence, has been turned in to the Designer Show House from November 11-25.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

Following renovations, the 1835 Bridges House, which was donated by former governor and U.S. senator Styles Bridges to be used as an executive residence for the sitting governor, has been turned into the Designer Show House until Nov. 25.

The work of 24 New Hampshire designers and craftsmen will be on display during the holiday house tour Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The home on Mountain Road in Concord is listed on both the New Hampshire and National Register of Historic Places.

For more information about the tour and tickets, log on to friendsofbridgeshouse.org.

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